meet your specialist trainer Scot Masamery
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapists for Needham, Newton, Waltham, Massachusetts
I was so skeptical to hire a trainer as I expected to get someone who only taught basics like sit and stay. My dogs both have behavioral issues. Scot walked in my door and within 3 seconds he stopped my female from barking which would typically continue for a full 30 minutes. Not a peep out of her for the entire 3 hours. Scot takes the time to listen and assess your needs and teaches you how to change your behavior to illicit the responses you desire in your pets. He's been gone for an hour and a half and I haven't had to reprimand them once since he walked out. I am aware that we have work ahead of us but it's clear that I've gained their attention already! I highly recommend Scot. He was professional and focused and never once promoted hurting or fear based training. Very helpful.Sara V.July 19 2017
Best Dog Training in South Shore!
If you're reading this, then you're probably frustrated with your dog's behavior and you're trying to determine the best way to do something about it.
You're thinking that you don't want to go to an obedience class because you don't believe a "one size fits all" approach is going to work for your pet. And, besides, who has the time or patience for a weekly class with 15 other barking dogs?
You don't want to send your dog away to one of those doggie "boot camps" because you're afraid her spirit might be broken, or fear that she'll return behaving more like a robot than a family pet. What about the behaviors that only occur in and around your home?
And you certainly don't want someone coming into your house and spinning your dog in circles until he becomes a whimpering shell of himself.
Did you know that your dog probably doesn't realize she's misbehaving, or understand how frustrated you are with her actions? Often, a poorly behaving dog is doing her very best to fulfill her responsibilities as she understands them.
The problem is that your dog doesn't understand your rules, and she makes bad decisions as a result. Therein lays the problem: you're not communicating.
So, how do you get your dog's behavior under control in a way that is not only convenient and effective, but will also result in a better relationship between you and your dog?
Bark Busters shows you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands, so you can give him the education he's missing and provide the guidance he's craving. We will teach you how to deal with your dog's behavior in a humane, non-physical manner. Most importantly, we realize that you need a technique that fits with your lifestyle and the kind of relationship that you want to have with your pet, not some expert's opinion of how your dog is supposed to act.
My goal is for you to have control of your dog(s) using voice and body language. Our training philosophy is based on how dogs naturally learn and teach each other. We don't use harsh techniques, which often do more harm than good. After you learn the Bark Busters system, your dog will respond to you as his/her leader through respect, not just reacting to food or fear.
Dogs learn best when they can focus on the owner and trainer without distractions. In their home, dogs are less stressed, and therefore you can focus on the issues and they learn very quickly. It's important for you to know how to control your dog in "real life" situations. We accomplish this through our private and personalized sessions that help you and your dog overcome the specific challenges you are facing and achieve your training goals. Simply stated when you succeed we succeed.
Bark Busters was initially founded to help people whose dogs had behavioral problems and were in danger of being abandoned or euthanized. Such a mission is one of the reasons why I am here today. We use all natural and non-physical methods to help you and your dog communicate more effectively. We customize the training to each individual dog and owner to address your personal situation and circumstances, and we make it an enjoyable experience!
Take a step toward better communications and to achieve the relationship that both you and your dog deserve.
Silently the dog watches...
WORDS TO LIVE BY
Dogs, just like children, are shaped by the emotions of the parents. Any emotional scene leaves the mark.
- When your dog absorbs hostility from his environment he becomes vicious.
- When your dog absorbs emotional disapproval he mirrors contempt.
- When you live by selfish indecision your dog becomes unruly.
- When your dog absorbs pity and concern he develops illnesses and feels very sorry for himself.
- When your dog repeatedly feels shame he cowers and becomes guilty in spirit.
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how we can help you and your dog
The Bark Busters Home Dog Training Methods helps solve dog behavior issues such as aggression towards people or other animals
- Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
- Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
- Set off-limit areas for your dog.
- Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.
We teach you to communicate with your pet.
Blah, blah, blah, bad dog! blah blah. Do you think your dog isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking his language. You may have heard of dog whisperer or dog listener techniques. The Bark Busters dog training method is based on the way dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more important dogs in the pack. This is what makes our dog training unique and effective.
Why do we train in your home?
Your dog lives with a family, in a home. This is where he misbehaves most often so this is where training is most effective. Dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches your dog to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will not listen outside your territory.
Training in your home is a one-on-one system without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for training.
Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression, we will set up controlled training situations in the park or wherever is most practical.